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Taking RED Helium 8K Camera Apart?

A RED camera is probably one of the most common items on filmmaker’s wish lists all over the world, and most of them would treasure it as a divine relic, not dreaming in their life to even take out a single screw. But famous YouTuber Linus Sebastian

Three Pro Tips for Better Video Motion Control

Who doesn’t love those steady and slowly moving dolly shots where the camera gently moves around the subject giving motion and energy to an otherwise dull talking head? Absolutely no one, right? Of course, it’s always easier said than done but if you really want to take

The Osmo Pocket – Can it be a Cinematic Camera?

Creating a cinematic image in such a tiny camera may seem like a tough task but with a few choice settings, this little gizmo can produce some fantastic results. Achieving what we generally consider to be a ‘cinematic’ image usually comes down to a few key factors:

6 Easy to Pull Off Stabilization Hacks for Your Camera

Camera stabilization can be an expensive, yet indispensable addition to your filmmaking kit regardless of your level of ability or professional status. Depending on the camera you are using, it may even be a necessity for those cameras with extreme rolling shutter “jello” effect. Sometimes, however, you

How to Turn Your iPad Pro into a Wireless Director’s Monitor

Over the years, smartphones and tablets have become valuable assets to indie filmmakers. With the different peripherals and applications supported by products like the iPad and iPhone, content creators have found creative ways to take advantage of smartphone technology – whether it be using an iPhone as

Cine Lock Quick Release Mount for the Canon C200

Camera cages are undoubtedly one of the most convenient filmmaking accessories used in production as these allow you to mount different accessories to your camera from monitors and lights to audio equipment, SSD sleds, additional batteries and everything in between. As useful as your camera cage may

Why to Choose 4K DCI Over UHD on the BMPCC 4K Camera?

Blackmagic’s latest offering, the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, has been garnering massive attention throughout 2018 that started right after its official announcement back at NAB in April. Now that the camera is already in the hands of early adopters, many users are still discovering new tricks, techniques, and

Best New Features in DaVinci Resolve 15.2

Over the years, DaVinci Resolve has progressively evolved from being an advanced color grading platform to a full-featured piece of post-production software packed with a multitude of video editing, audio editing, and compositing tools and assets. With the new 15.2 update, Blackmagic aims to bring some new

Three Creative Ways to Use the Crop Tool in Premiere Pro CC

Like most video editing platforms, Premiere Pro CC includes a plethora of editing features and plugins one of which being the crop effect. Unlike Photoshop where cropping affects the canvas and/or the dimensions of your particular project, in Premiere, this effect works as a uniform mask-like tool

Dope Stretch Transition in Premiere Pro CC

Creating fancy transitions inside of Premiere Pro CC doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to spend a ton of cash for expensive preset packs from third-party companies that promise you to get some never seen effects with a single click. Instead, by understanding the tools and assets

How to Properly Expose Cine4 on Your Sony Camera

The concept of proper exposure may sound simple in theory, but at the same time, it could be pretty challenging to execute in a real-world situation. Newbie filmmakers often have issues finding the proper workflow to expose their cameras correctly not to mention the occasions when they

Slick Motion Effect in Premiere Pro CC

When it comes to handheld shooting and the associated visual aesthetics, many people tend to believe that there’s nothing fancy nor spectacular referring to this particular style of shooting. Nevertheless, there are still ways to create more dynamic-looking shots in post-production and spice up your footage with